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- 1.0 - Introduction
- 2.0 - The Basics of Slaying
- 3.0 - Slaying Equipment
- 4.0 - Slayer Monsters
- 5.0 - Locations
- 6.0 - Tips for Slaying
- 7.0 - Social Slayer
- 8.0 - Rewards
- 9.0 - Frequently Asked Questions
- 10.0 - Related Guides and Tips
In RuneScape, Slayer is a skill where you must prove yourself against many difficult monsters. Unlike other skills in RuneScape where the training is repetitive, Slayer is a very diverse skill. Slayer awards experience based on the completion of certain tasks. If you want to explore the map whilst experiencing the thrills of combat, slaying is for you.
Another great reason to explore the slaying skill are the Slayer masters, who assign tasks with greater difficulty than the previous master, which ultimately leads to a greater profit. Take note on the information they will provide about your assignments as it will be useful.
There are several parts that make up the foundations of Slayer. Each need to have your full attention to if you are to get off to a good start and do your best when it comes to completing tasks and getting the experience (and rewards!).
To begin slaying you must talk to one of the Slayer masters, they can all be found be either looking on your mini map for a or using the world map feature. Those who have completed Dream Mentor will also be able to contact any of the Slayer masters by using the Contact NPC spell. Tasks vary by which Slayer master you use, you could be assigned only a few birds, should you choose to take an assignment from the Burthorpe master and up to 250 Abyssal demons from the master at the Ancient cavern. Some tasks that the masters assign will contain a lot less monsters for you to kill than you would expect, this is usually down to those monsters being a great deal stronger than the average task.
To help you on this assignment, the Slayer master has also provided you with an "Enchanted gem." If you "Activate" the gem, you will be able to communicate with one of the Slayer masters. They will tell you how many more monsters you have to kill, as well as the best techniques to use when fighting the monster. It is recommended that you always bring your gem along due to the information it provides. If you lose this gem, you can buy another one for 1gp from any Slayer master.
When you are done with your assignment, go back and talk to the Slayer master for another one.
If you get a higher-level assignment that you are unhappy with, you can get a new, lower-level one from the Burthorpe Slayer master Turael*. He only changes assignments offered by stronger Slayer masters.
*During While Guthix Sleeps, Turael dies and is replaced by his daughter Spria.
All Slayer masters will assign you tasks that vary of either normal monsters or Slayer monsters, the normal monsters being those you can kill without a Slayer level and the slayer monsters being those that require a level in order to kill.
Each Slayer master will assign monsters within a set amount, these are as follows: Turael/Spria will assign 15-50, Mazchna will assign 40-70, Vannaka will assign 60-120, Chaeldar will assign 110-170, Sumona will assign 120-185, Duradel/Lapalok will assign 130-200 and Kuradal will assign 150-250 on average. Some tasks are however, stronger than others that the master will assign, or require a hard quest in order to reach them they are as follows: from Turael/Spria - icefiends (10-20), From Mazchna - Wall beasts (10-20), from Vannaka - Crocodiles, Earth warriors, Green dragons and Sea snakes (30-60), from Chaeldar - Bronze dragons, Mutated zygomites (30-60) and Elves (60-90), from Sumona - Iron dragons, Red dragons, Scabarite minions, Terror dogs (30-60) and Elves (60-90), from Duradel/Lapalok - Black dragons, Iron dragons, Goraks, Scabarite minions, Skeletal wyverns, Steel dragons, Suqah (40-80) and Mithril dragons (4-8), and from Kuradal - Black dragons (40-90), Blue dragons (150-200), Iron dragons (60-100), Mithril dragons (4-15), Skeletal wyverns (40-90), Steel dragons (40-100), Suqah (50-100), Terror dogs (60-80) and Tzhaar volcanic creatures (80-110*). When Kuradal assigns you Tzhaar to kill she will also offer you a higher alternative of 280, if you accept this task must be done purely in the fight caves and you will receive 25k slayer xp for defeating the TzTok-Jad.
As a final note about Slayer masters, you require a combat level of 3 for Turael/Spria to assign you a task, a combat level of 20 and Priest in Peril complete is required for Mazchna to assign you a task, a combat level of 40 for Vannaka to assign you a task, a combat level of 70 and the Lost City quest complete for Chaeldar to assign you a task, a combat level of 85 along with a at least 35 Slayer and Smoking Kills complete for Sumona to assign you a task, a combat level of 100 along with a Slayer level of 50 and Shilo Village complete for Duradel/Lapalok to assign you a task, and finally, a combat level of 110 and a slayer level of 75 for Kuradal to assign you a Slayer assignment.
* - During the While Guthix Sleeps quest, two of the Slayer Masters, Turael and Duradel, die. Upon their deaths, two new Slayer Masters replace their positions. The replacements Spria and Lapalok perform exactly the same roles as their formers, this includes giving the same slayer tasks.
** - Sumona requires Smoking Kills to be complete before she becomes a Slayer master.
When you reach certain Slayer levels, you will be able to fight certain monsters. Some of these monsters may require the use of special equipment. Every piece of Slayer equipment is available for purchase from the Slayer masters.
|Bag of Salt||1 Slayer||Killing weakened Rockslugs||10gp|
|Rock Hammer||1 Slayer||Killing a weakened Gargoyle||500gp|
|Spiny Helmet||1 Slayer
|Fends off Wall Beast attacks||650gp|
|Facemask||10 Slayer||Needed to kill a Dust Devil||200gp|
|Earmuffs||15 Slayer||Protection against Banshees||200gp|
|Ice Cooler||22 Slayer||Used to kill weakened Desert Lizards||1gp|
|Mirror Shield||25 Slayer
|Protection against Cockatrice and Basilisks||5,000gp|
|Fishing explosive||32 Slayer||Lures Mogres||60gp|
|Unlit Bug Lantern||33 Slayer||Used to kill the Harpie Bug Swarms||130gp|
|Witchwood Icon||35 Slayer||Protection against Cave Horrors||900gp|
|Insulated Boots||37 Slayer||Needed to kill a Killerwatt||200gp|
|Slayer Bell||39 Slayer||Needed to attack a Molanisk||150 gp|
|Slayer Gloves||42 Slayer||Protection against Fever Spiders||200gp|
|Leaf-bladed Spear||55 Slayer
|Killing Turoths and Kurasks||31,000gp|
|Broad Arrows||55 Slayer
|Killing Turoths and Kurasks||90gp|
|Broad-tipped Bolts||55 Slayer
|Killing Turoths and Kurasks||??gp|
|Slayer's Staff||55 Slayer
|Allows use of the Magic Dart spell to kill Turoths and Kurasks||21,000gp|
|Crystal Chime||56 Slayer||Allows you to attack warped creatures||N/A|
|Fungicide Spray||57 Slayer||Needed to kill a Mutated Zygomite||300gp|
|Nose Peg||60 Slayer||Protection against Aberrant Spectres||200gp|
When you reach certain levels, you will be able to fight different slayer monsters. Most of these monsters can be found in the Slayer Tower, north-west of Canifis, or in the Slayer Dungeon, far east of Rellekka. These monsters can be very rewarding; however, you must remember to bring your Slayer equipment along in order to kill them. Note that killing slayer monsters does not give any slayer XP. Experience gained from killing any monster set as a slayer assignment is equal to the creature's life points divided by 10, unless certain conditions apply - see FAQ section. The ability to fight these monsters at certain levels, is just a reward. In the table below, please realize that the level given is the slayer level required to kill them, not the monster's combat level.
* Ice Strykewyrm can be attacked without a Fire cape worn if you have purchased the ability to do so from Kuradal; without the cape worn, the Ice Strykewyrm will deal more damage to you and you will deal less damage to them.
So, we have covered the various Slayer masters, and the monsters you can kill as you climb the Slayer ladder. But what are these monsters? Do they have any sneaky attacks up their sleeve? This section will cover all slayer monsters in depth, including all good drops, requirements and techniques.
The Ancient cavern is accessible after certain progress with the barbarian training, to enter you must either dive into the whirlpool at the barbarian outpost, or use a Ferocious ring to teleport there. The cavern is home to many powerful monsters such as the Mithril dragon, which drops the infamous Dragon full helm. The cavern has also become home to the slayer master Kuradal, who has a special dungeon full of many high level Slayer monsters.
Barbarians (Level 132)
Brutal green dragons (Level 227)
Skeletons (Level 132)
Spirits (Level 166)
Waterfiends (Level 115)
Abyssal demons (Level 124)
Blue Dragons (Level 111)
Dark beasts (Level 182)
Gargoyles (Level 111)
Greater demons (Level 92)
Hellhounds (Level 122)
Iron dragons (Level 189)
Mithril dragons (Level 304)
Steel dragons (Level 246)
The Lumbridge caves are a dark and potentially dangerous labyrinth of tunnels. The Tears of Guthix mini-game can be accessed upon completion of the Tears of Guthix quest, and can be found at the back of this dungeon. While you are in these caves, you must always have a light source, or else you will be attacked by a number of bugs very quickly. Also depending on the form of light source you use, you may or may not need to bring a tinderbox to re-ignite it. Make sure that you do NOT use a light source with a naked flame, or it will explode! A rope is also needed to enter the dungeon. You however only need to use one rope with the hole, as your rope will permanently stay there unless of course you manually remove it. To the far east, you can find a series of caves belonging to the Dorgeshuun goblins. There are many Iron ore and Silver ore to mine down there.
There are many low level slayer monsters in this dungeon including Cave bugs, Cave crawlers, and Wall beasts that attack when you pass positions on the cave wall marked in the map. To avoid having the Wall beasts constantly attacking you, wear a Spiny helmet.
Big frog (Level 24)|
Cave bug (Level 6)
Cave crawler (Level 23)
Cave goblin (Level 3)
Cave goblin guard (Level 24)
Cave goblin miner (Level 11)
Cave slime (Level 23)
Giant frog (Level 99)
Rock slug (Level 29)
Wall beast (Level 49)
The Dorgesh-Kaan South Dungeon contains many slayer monsters including a beefed up level 96 Cave bug and Molanisks. One feature of this dungeon is the fairy ring (AJQ), which allows you quicker access to these Slayer monsters. For all those people who enjoy killing Kalphites, there is also a shortcut that leads to the Kalphite worker room. You can also fish Slimy eel and Frog spawn in the dungeon.
Big Frog (Level 24)|
Cave Bug (Level 23,96)
Cave Crawler (Level 23)
Cave Slime (Level 23)
Giant Frog (Level 99)
Molanisk (Level 51)
Rockslug (Level 29)
The entrance to this Slayer dungeon is east of the Fremennik Province. Enter the cave just east of the Golden apple tree. In this dungeon you will find a variety of different slayer monsters, usually one type in each room. As you progress further into the dungeon the level of the monsters, as well as the Slayer level required to kill them will increase. Cannons cannot be used in this dungeon.
Aquanite (Level 114)|
Basilisk (Level 61)
Cave Crawler (Level 23)
Cockatrice (Level 37)
Jelly (Level 78)
Kurask (Level 106)
Pyrefiend (Level 43)
Rock Slug (Level 29)
Turoth (Level 83 to 89)
The Tower is located just north-west of Canifis. To access it, you need to have completed the Priest in Peril quest. The tower is home to some high-level Slayer monsters including the Abyssal demon, which drops the powerful Abyssal Whip. Located in the tower are two Agility shortcuts. The medium spiked chain climb requires 61 Agility, and the advanced spiked chain climb requires level 71 Agility
Some of the Slayer creatures in the tower are aggressive, and can be dangerous if you come unprepared. See our Slayer equipment guide for the items you need to bring to defend yourself against the creatures.
Aberrant spectre (Level 96)|
Abyssal demon (Level 124)
Banshee (Level 23)
Bloodveld (Level 76)
Crawling hand (Levels 8; 12)
Gargoyle (Level 111)
Infernal Mage (Level 66)
Nechryael (Level 115)
This dungeon is located beneath Pollnivneach in the Kharidian Desert. You must wear a Masked earmuffs or Slayer helmet, as you need the protection of Earmuffs and Facemask (and possibly more) simultaneously. During the Smoking Kills quest you may only access the upper floor, but after the quest you can access the stairs.
The lower level has four sections behind barriers. To pass through the barriers you must defeat the respective Slayer monster boss. You only have to defeat the boss once to gain access to the section. Kurask Overlord, Mightiest Turoth, Basilisk Boss and Monstrous Cave Crawler are the respective boss monsters. Each section contains portals which will transport you to the Rellekka Slayer Dungeon and the respective monster locations. These portals are one-way only.
Aberrant spectre (Level 96)|
Mighty Banshee (Level 90)
Cave Crawler (Level 138)
Kurask (Level 106)
Turoth (Level 82-89)
Basilisk (Level 61)
- Desert lizards can be found south of the Shanty's pass and west of Uzer.
- Mogre can be found south of Port Sarim.
- Harpie bug swarms can be found North-east of Tai Bwo Wannai.
- Killerwatts can be found by going through the portal in the top floor of the manor in Draynor Village.
- Terror dogs can be found in the Lair of Tarn Razorlor.
- Fever spiders can be found during the Rum Deal.
- Brine rats can be found after a certain stage in Olaf's Quest.
- The Phoenix can be found during the quest In Pyre Need
- Warped terrorbirds and Warped tortoises can be found in the sewers south of castle wars, which is accessed during Path of Glouphrie, The.
- Mutated Zygomites can be found in Zanaris.
- Cave horrors can be found in the caves of Mos Le'Harmless
- Dust devils can be found in both the Smoke Dungeon and the Chaos Tunnels.
- Spiritual rangers, warriors and mages can all be found in the God Wars Dungeon.
- Skeletal Wyverns can be found within the Asgarnian Ice Caves.
- Jungle Strykewyrms are found North-west of Oo'glog
- Desert Strykewyrms are found East of Al Kharid.
- Dark beasts used to only be accessible after a certain point of Mourning's Ends Part II but are now also found in Kuradal's dungeon.
- Ice Strykewyrms are accessible after Tale of the Muspah, The
- Ganodermic and Grifolic creatures, including Grifolapines, Grifolaroos, Ganodermic runts, and Ganodermic beasts, are found in the Polypore dungeon north of Al-Kharid.
- The Jadinko Lair holds the Mutated jadinko baby, Mutated jadinko guard, and Mutated jadinko male
There is no easy way to train Slayer like there is in other skills. No matter what you do, you are always going to have to fight a large number of monsters. There are, however, a number of different items that you can use to help ease the rate of training. These items can be found in the chart below.
|Picture||Equipment and Spells||Quest and Skill Requirements||Description|
|Black Mask||10 Defence, 20 Strength||Gives a bonus of 15% to your Attack and Strength when killing assigned monsters from your Slayer Master|
|Hexcrest||10 Defence, 20 Magic||Gives a bonus of 15% to your Magic when killing assigned monsters from your Slayer Master|
|Focus Sight||10 Defence, 20 Ranged||Gives a bonus of 15% to your Ranged when killing assigned monsters from your Slayer Master.|
|Slayer Helmet||10 Defence, 20 Strength, 85 Combat||The ability to make this helmet must be bought from any Slayer master for 400 Slayer points (after the Smoking Kills quest). It is made by combining the following: Earmuffs, Facemask, Spiny helmet, Nose peg, Black mask (uncharged). It gives a bonus of 15% to your Attack and Strength when killing assigned monsters from your Slayer Master.|
|Full slayer helmet||10 Defence, 20 Strength, 20 Ranged, 20 Magic, 85 Combat||Made from combining the following: Slayer helmet, Hexcrest, Focus sight. Gives a bonus of 15% to your Attack, Strength, Ranged accuracy and damage, and Magic accuracy and damage when killing assigned monsters from your Slayer Master|
|Salve Amulet (e)||Haunted Mine, Lair of Tarn Razorlor||Gives a bonus of 20% to your Attack and Strength when killing undead creatures. This does not stack with bonuses provided by the Black mask, Slayer helmet, or Full slayer helmet|
|Barrows - Guthan's Set||70 Defence, 70 Attack||Its special effect allows you to heal based on the amount of damage inflicted (1 life point per 1 damage dealt) at random, and is useful for tasks that require food|
|Dragon Slayer Gloves||70 Slayer||Gives 10% more Attack and 15% more Slayer experience when killing dragons as your assigned task|
|Dwarf Cannon Set||Dwarf Cannon||Useful for killing more enemies quicker and in places with many enemies surrounding you|
|Bones to Peaches||60 Magic||Turns regular bones into peaches, a good alternative if you can't afford Guthan's.|
|NPC Contact||Lunar Diplomacy, 67 Magic||Allows you to contact a Slayer Master from anywhere.|
|Ferocious ring||75 Slayer, 110 Combat.||Allows you to teleport to Kuradal in the ancient cavern, adds +40 damage to all damage you deal in the dungeon and will act as a ring of life while in the dungeon, teleporting you to Kuradal when near death.|
Co-operative Slayer is now possible for pairs of players who wish to be handed a task that they would like to complete between them, great for those who find the style of defeating Slayer task monsters a little isolating and lonely. To start, all you need is a Enchanted gem and, of course, a partner. To be assigned a co-op task, you must both either have no tasks assigned to you yet, or be on the same task. Once you are ready to start a co-op task, use your Enchanted gem (or Ring of slaying) on your partner to invite him to a Slayer group, then get a task from a Slayer master to begin. These tasks are just like the regular tasks you receive as if you were on your own; the number of monsters to kill is not doubled to cater for it being a two-player task.
Note: You must both be able to use the same Slayer master to get a task from them. Also if there is a task that you do not want and want to use Slayer points to cancel it, both of you must spend your points or you will end up with different tasks in the same group.
For those inviting a person to their group, the invitee must have their private chat set to 'On', or 'Friends' and have you added as a friend. To accept an invitation, right-click on your Enchanted gem and select 'Co-op options', then accept the invitation. For those with a Ring of slaying, this same interface is found by rubbing the ring, selecting 'Other options' (aside from the teleports), then choosing the second option. Also, use this interface if you would like to leave your group.
Slayer experience is not shared between you and your partner. If you kill a monster from your task, you will get the full experience for slaying it and your partner will get none of the share. Once you finish your task, you will both be awarded unique co-op Slayer points (this does not require completion of Smoking Kills) which you can use by opening the Rewards interface at any Slayer master and selecting the 'Co-op' tab.
In regards to Slayer points, this will be divided and shared between the two of you. Depending on how many monsters each of you have killed, you will get a share of the potential points that would be earned from the task. For example, in a co-op task from Kuradal (who gives 18 Slayer points a task), one person who slew 25% of the monsters gains 4 Slayer points (rounded down), while the other with 75% of the kills gets 14 points (rounded up).
For information about unique co-op rewards, see the rewards section.
Rewards can be sectioned into two categories. Those that you receive from Slayer masters, and those that you as drops during your assignments. When you complete Slayer assignments consecutively you will earn points with the slayer masters. These points start coming in after completing four consecutive assignments and then after that point you will earn a set number of points for each task you complete. If you skip a task by going to Turael though, you will have to start again by completing four assignments in order to start receiving points again.
The points you receive vary upon which Slayer master you use. These are the points earned for each master: You will also receive bonus points for the every 10 assignments you complete and for every 50; an assignment count that falls into a multiple of 10 will award you with slayer points equal to 5 time the normal amount, for example - Chaeldar's bonus for an assignment within a multiple of 10 would be 50. The bonus you receive for an assignment count that falls into a multiple of 50 will award you with a bonus equal to 15 times the normal amount of points you would normally receive, using Chaeldar as an example again - your 50th task will give 150 Slayer points.
|Picture||Slayer Master||Points Rewarded|
|Turael / Spria||0|
|Duradel / Lapalok||15|
As mentioned above, you receive points from completing slayer assignments. The uses for these points can be broken down into three types; Items and experience, abilities, and assignment stopping. These are explained in full below.
You can spend the points that you receive at any slayer master. These points can be spent on a plethora of new items, abilities and experience to help you out with slayer.
|Picture||Items and Experience||Cost (Points)||Description|
|Slayer Experience||400||Gives the user 10,000 slayer experience.|
|Ring of Slaying||75||Allows you to teleport to Pollnivneach, Slayer Tower, Slayer Dungeon, Morytania's Slayer Dungeon, and Tarn Razorlor's dungeon if you completed Lair of Tarn Razorlor.|
|Slayer Dart Runes||35||Gives you enough runes for 250 casts of Slayer Dart - 250 Death runes and 1000 Mind runes.|
|Broad-tipped Bolts||35||Gives you 250 Broad-tipped bolts.|
|Broad Arrows||35||Gives you 250 broad arrows.|
|Broad-tipped Bolts and Broad Arrows||300||Allows you to make broad arrows (level 52 Fletching) and|
broad-tipped bolts (level 55 Fletching).
|Ring of Slaying||300||Allows you to craft a Ring of Slaying|
(level 75 Crafting).
|Slayer Helmet||400||Allows you to craft a Slayer Helmet|
(level 55 Crafting).
|Aquanite||50||Allows you to receive Aquanite as a task from Kuradal.|
|Ice Strykewyrm||2000||Allows you to receive Ice Strykewyrms as a task from either Kuradal or Duradal / Lapalok without the need to wear a Fire cape or use one when attacking them.|
The final thing you can spend your points on is being able to stop a current assignment or stop it entirely.
For the first option, you may end a current assignment by paying 30 points. This is like a substitute for using Turael except you won’t have to go through all the hassle of doing a low leveled task. Using this will also stop you from getting the penalty of doing five tasks again to gain points.
The second option allows you to prevent your Slayer master from assigning you that task ever again by paying up 100 points. If you feel that you want to accept the tasks that you canceled then you can go to the list below and click on the X mark. Beware though as you won’t be able to receive the points you spent on preventing them back. The amount of tasks you can prevent depend on the amount of quest points you have.
- 50 quest points allows you to prevent one task.
- 100 quest points allows you to prevent up to two tasks.
- 150 quest points allows you to prevent up to three tasks.
- 200 quest points allows you to prevent up four tasks.
- 250 quest points allows you to prevent up five tasks.
- 300 quest points allows you to prevent up six tasks.
Differing from the regular Slayer points system, completing Slayer tasks as a pair will yield unique co-op points which are used to buy the rewards below. As explained, these rewards are unique only to co-operative tasks and are bought only using the special co-op points. The rewards do not benefit you as an individual greatly and are designed to be more beneficial to your future co-op tasks.
For every co-op task you complete, you will gain 1 co-op point. This applies to tasks assigned by any master, so naturally the most efficient way of getting these is to choose a lower level master for your task. To get all the rewards listed you will need 250 points.
For more information on co-op Slayer, see this section of the guide.
|Ability to use food on your partner||25|
|Partner gains half your potion effects||75|
|Baby aquanite pet||50|
|Baby ice strykewyrm pet||100|
A: No, only one of them works at any time. No, the black mask cannot be recharged.
A: The total amount of xp is equal to the life points of the monster divided by 10. That amount will be split given the following criteria: half for the one that made the most damage, and half for the one that made the hit that killed the monster. This is the same if a monster is killed in a single-combat area; i.e. by one player logging out or teleporting and the other finishing the kill. Please note that both players will have one kill deducted from their task count as normal.
A: No; a Slayer master will not assign you monsters that you are not able to reach. For example, you would not have to kill Elves if you have not done the Regicide quest. However, if you've started a quest, you may be given monsters from that quest to kill. In Regicide, you may be assigned Elves if you've started the quest, even if you haven't actually reached the elven land yet.
A: Only if you are assigned to kill them by a Slayer master.
A: When Kuradal assigns TzHaar volcanic creatures, she will also offer to increase the task to 280, which is the total amount of monsters in the fight caves. If you accept this extension, you will only be able to kill monsters in the fight caves for any slayer xp. If you manage to kill TzTok-Jad, during your task, you will be awarded 25,000 experience in Slayer.
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